There is nothing we love more than a good market, and London has them in spades. Borough Market is one of the largest and oldest markets in London, and the current iconic glass and metal structure was originally built in 1851, and after additions over the years it was refurbished at the beginning of the 21st century into its current form. Though it was originally a wholesale market, Borough Market today is a mishmash of food stalls selling everything from fresh fruit to meat pies to olive oil to tapas under one roof. Though we are always fans of food from all over the world, it was especially great to see all of the local British foodstuffs available for sale, especially the cheeses. We pieced together a light meal (very reasonably priced for London) from various stalls, after wandering around and taking in all the sights and smells.
Here’s what we got – and we have to report that everything was excellent.
- The Parma Ham and Mozzarella Company: Buffalo mozzarella – yes, this is what we get every time!
- Welsh Gorwood Caerphilly cheese: a pleasantly mild and crumbly Welsh cheese that can’t be found in the US.
- Ginger Pig Butchery: Arancini. Ok, this fried Italian rice fritter is not a nontraditional choice for a butcher shop, this snack was one we couldn’t pass up, and the pork ragu filling was excellent.
- Bread Ahead: A deliciously fresh tomato and basil pesto focaccia.
- Cannon & Cannon: M was a huge fan of the homemade lemon and thyme sausage.